Tag: Budget Chair Scott Fitzpatrick

House Republicans tout session-long successes as misfires underscore final day

House Democrats cite dysfunction for low number of bills Just moments after House Democrats scored two unexpected victories in the House, Speaker Todd Richardson emerged into the House Lounge with his caucus in tow to explain the major policy changes the Republican supermajority has instituted since Jan. 4. “For nearly a […]

Amended West Lake Landfill buyout bill moves forward in House

Chappelle-Nadal voices concerns of changes on Senate floor JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After the House approved and passed conference substitutes for the state’s budget bills, the Budget Committee held an executive session before going home for the weekend on Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal’s SB 22, which would allow the buyout of homes […]

House passes balanced budget, touts full funding of formula

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The House completed their side of the budget process after roughly six hours of debate Thursday, adopting and approving conference committee substitutes, with a round of applause for Budget Chair Scott Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick, coming off of his first year as budget chair, has been widely praised […]

GOP leaders tout successes in legislative session as spring break arrives

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri lawmakers wrapped up several items before packing up and heading home from the State Capitol Thursday, anxiously waiting for the chance to recharge before returning for the final stretch of the legislative session. Republicans famously rolled right-to-work outs the first bill to move through both […]

House Budget hearing intensifies as lawmakers question use of Capitol improvement bonds to fund security upgrades

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tension grew in the House Budget Committee Tuesday afternoon when lawmakers’ questioned the Office of Administration’s budget noted Capitol improvement bonds were used to pay for the new security upgrades inside the Missouri State Capitol. Members of the committee balked at the thought that some of the […]

Nixon restricts further $51 million in spending

Cuts exceed total of over $200 million for the year JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon announced Wednesday that he would withhold another $51 million in cash for the current fiscal year, despite already cutting $115 million in July and $45 million in September. The governor stated that while revenues […]